Former WI cricketer Winston Benjamin's son Rai bags silver medal at Tokyo 2020 in 400m hurdles

Winston Benjamin played 21 Tests for West Indies.

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Rai Benjamin, who is the son of former West Indies cricketer Winston Benjamin has bagged the silver medal in the men’s 400m hurdles in Tokyo 2020. Talking of the same event, Karsten Warholm of Norway smashed his own previous record and recorded 45.94 seconds this time to set a new world record in the same category.

Benjamin, who stood second on the podium recorded 46.17 seconds, half a second faster than any hurdler in history. 46.72 seconds of Alison Dos Santos would also have been a world record, five weeks back. In the same manner, all the three medal holders of the event went on to touch a new high.

Benjamin is the son of Winston Benjamin of Antigua cricketer who played 21 Tests and 85 ODIs for West Indies. He played his last ODI against England in 1995 after having a career with the national side that revolved for nine years.

Talking of Olympic games with reference to cricket, in the most recent turn of events, Australian pacer Mitchell Starc’s brother Brandon Starc reached the final of the men’s high jump event in Tokyo 2020. Though he couldn’t bag the medal, his masterclass was appreciated by some big names in the cricket fraternity. He finished on the sixth position in the final event.

Indian athletes are shining in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The athletes are trying their level best to bag medals for their respective countries on the highest level. Talking in the context of India, Mirabai Chanu became the first one from India to clinch a medal in Tokyo 2020 after displaying exemplary performance in the 49kg women’s weightlifting category. She was lauded by one and all for her valiant efforts to get a silver medal in Tokyo.

After that, ace shuttler PV Sindhu became the second one from India to get the medal in Tokyo as he won a bronze in women’s badminton singles. She also became the first woman from India to grab two Olympic medals in the individual event. She won the silver medal in the Rio Olympics of 2016 where she lost to Carolina Marin in the final event.

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